VYS enforces a technical area on the sidelines for all House game in the U9-U19 age groups, with the exception of the U19 girls that play in the HSGHSL. The purpose is to provide a defined area for coaches to operate from while maintaining the integrity of the remainder of the sideline for the other team's coaches and all players.
The technical area extends from the midfield line to the top of the penalty area on each team's end of the field. There will be no physical markings delineating the area, so coaches will need to be aware of their position on the sidelines. Coaches are expected to remain within the bounds of the technical area while the game is in play (i.e. not crossing over to the opposing team's half of the sideline, nor towards the end line past the top of the penalty area). Infractions of this requirement may be dealt with by the issuance of a yellow card at the discretion of the referee.